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New tool helps strengthen local food systems


August 12, 2022

Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Food Systems, Farmers' Market, Farmers' Markets, Food Policy, Food System, Food Systems, Local, Local Food, Local Markets, Small Urban Farm, Small Urban Farms, Toolkit, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production

Find Your Frugal: Save on school lunches


August 11, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Find Your Frugal, Rebecca Elliott, School Lunches, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County

MEDIA ALERT: Miami Dade HS interns explore urban food production with partners, historic Red Rooster Overtown


July 28, 2022

WHAT: Six Miami-Dade County public high school students are at the final stage of a comprehensive internship program exposing them to the many facets of urban food production in South Florida. On August 3, the interns will celebrate their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Florida 4-H, Indoor Vertical Farming, Sustainable Urban Food Production, Vertical Farming
Hyperspectral images of broccoli

UF scientists use AI to uncover signs of early decay in produce


July 20, 2022

UF researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence to tackle the global problem of food waste. The scientists analyzed how chemical changes in aging broccoli correspond with visual data picked up by a highly sensitive camera called ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, FreshID, Horticultural Sciences, News, Tie Liu

UF-led center continues fight against diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks


July 12, 2022

Established in 2016, the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease: The Gateway Program (SECVBD) will continue its work for another five years, thanks to renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Online Learning And Technology, Center For Public Issues Education, Chagas Disease, Dengue Virus, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mosquitoes, Ticks, West Nile Virus, Zika
Kombucha in glasses

Food scientist explains kombucha’s growing appeal, how it’s made


June 28, 2022

Kombucha, a fizzy drink made from fermented tea, used to be found only at specialty stories. But today, many grocery stores carry an array of kombucha products. Both consumers and kombucha brewers are driving this trend, said Katherine Thompson-Witrick, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fermentation, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Katherine Thompson-Witrick, Kombucha
grocery list

Find Your Frugal: Five money-saving tips for grocery shoppers


June 21, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family Nutrition Program, Find Your Frugal, Grocery Shopping, Inflation, Saving Money, Sharon Austin

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